United Water PR
For the right to life, for the respect of nature and the uses and traditions of our
ancestors and our peoples, for all time, the following shall be declared as inviolable
rights with regard to the uses of water given us by the earth:
- Water belongs to the earth and all species and is sacred to life. Therefore, the
worlds water must be conserved, reclaimed and protected for all future generations
and its natural patterns respected.
Water is a fundamental
human right and a public trust to be guarded by all levels of government. It should not be
commodified, privatised or traded for commercial purposes. These rights must be enshrined
at all levels of government. In particular, an international treaty must ensure these
principles are protected.
Water is best protected
by local communities and citizens who must be respected as equal partners with governments
in the protection and regulation of water. Peoples of the earth are the only vehicle
to promote democracy and save water.
This declaration is based on The Cochabamba Declaration, Bolivia